TBE's Community of Adult Social Action (CASA)

CASA (TBE's Community of Adult Social Action) was created for TBE members to make connections and build community while doing good works together.  We invite adult TBE members looking to get more involved or who would like to connect with other TBE members to join our small-group social justice activities. CASA events take place for a few hours on a Saturday or Sunday and there is no commitment to participate in all events.  Come when you can!  Working together is a great way to get to know people and make meaningful connections—even more so as we do projects that express our Jewish values and truly make a difference.  Come check out CASA! 

For more information contact Risa Shames, Risa Shames or Barbara Turk, turkbj@yahoo.com.    

Upcoming Events:

We're sorry that our December events are full.  Please check back soon for new opportunities to make connections and build community while doing good works together!

Sunday, December 14, 9:00 am-1:00 pm at Pine Street Inn, Boston (6-8 volunteers)

Our CASA team will be doing food prep, preparing and serving brunch to guests at Pine Street Inn’s main shelter. CASA has been partnering with Pine Street Inn for four years and our time there is always rewarding and inspiring. To RSVP or for more info, Contact Risa Shames.

Sunday December 21, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Christmas in the City with CASA
CASA is so pleased to be helping out with Christmas in the City this year.  Christmas in the City is an all volunteer organization that holds a huge party with games, food, rides and gifts for over 2,000 homeless children and their families. We will be bringing up to 25 volunteers to the event at the Boston Convention Center and joining hundreds of other volunteers to create a special day for children.  This is an all day event and we will probably be on our feet for most of the day, setting up, greeting guests, serving food or distributing gifts.   Volunteers need to be 16 and over, so you can bring teens and college students.  To RSVP or for more info contact, Deb Lipsett  or Risa Shames.

Rosie's Place, July 21, 2014  

A wonderful and rewarding time was had by all!

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Quote from a CASA Participant:

"The CASA event at Rosie's Place was an amazing experience. As volunteers our TBE community came together with the unified goal of stepping beyond our own busy lives to try to make a difference in the lives of others. We worked hard, but I found the experience to be exceptionally meaningful. We worked well as a team and our efforts were appreciated by Rosie's guests and their dedicated staff. Tikkun olam was the spirit of the day and this particular Shabbat experience will remain with me for a very long time. It was also a wonderful opportunity to meet and connect with some other TBE members that I had not really known before. We shared the day and each others stories. Our CASA program is something you should all experience. If you are anything like me, these experiences will make you feel good about your role and enhance your pride in being part of our TBE family."

- Margie Nesson

Click Here to see photos from CASA's October 2012 Habitat for Humanity event

Click Here to see photos of CASA members, in the TBE kitchen, cooking meals for delivery to Rosie's Place on January 29, 2012

Click here to see photos of CASA's December 3, 2011 event at Pine Street Inn's Transitional House 

Click Here to see photos from CASA's November 5, 2011 Habitat for Humanity event 

Click Here to see photos from CASA's first fall 2011 event at Waltham Community Fields